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    Updated on Aug 4, 2020. Posted on Jul 1, 2020

    30 Problem-Solving Products For Cat Owners You Can Get On Amazon

    Does your cat hate you? Probably. Will these products make them hate you less? It's worth a try.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A convenient eye wash that comes in the form of presoaked pads to gently clear any goop and crusty eye boogers that have accumulated on your cat's face.

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    Promising review: "Oscar gets really bad infections around his right eye; it causes his whole area to get red and crusted up. We tried this and it worked great! Even after the first use we could see a big difference. I don't use it as directed, maybe once a day but it still works great. Will absolutely buy again. P.S. forgive the before pic (left); he was helping me size baby hats I was making. No cats were tortured; he just acts like he was." —April Mcleod

    Get 90 pads from Amazon for $8.44+ (available in three sizes).

    2. A waterless cat bath because as much as we love our fur babies, sometimes they truly smell like that pile of vomit on the sidewalk I avoided last Friday night. This leave-in foam can moisturize their skin and leave it squeaky clean.

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    Promising review: "My cat, despite getting bathed frequently, still manages to smell like a combination of mouth, belly button lint, and floor. I bathed her with this tonight and she smells like a spring baby. I can't stop huffing her soft head. I didn't think it was possible to love her any more, but I'm a changed man. This stuff rocks." —J. Ham

    Get it from Amazon for $7.79.

    3. A bottle of Burt's Bees dander-reducing spray so your cat's coat is soft, shiny, and free of dander and flakes. It's made with aloe vera and oatmeal to condition dry skin and reduce redness.

    Reviewer's before and after showing the spray got rid of their cat's dander
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    Promising review: "We have an overweight cat that has trouble grooming her back. She was so full of dandruff and greasy fur that I hated petting her, which made me very sad. We took her to the vet, and he thought it was allergies. We tried prednisone for a while, and it was clear she was less itchy, but the dandruff remained. The vet suggested different food, so we switched to a different flavor (different ingredients) in the same line, and there was no change. Our poor girl looked miserable. We decided to try a bath, but she's 13 years old so we knew she wouldn't enjoy it. While looking for a shampoo for her, I came across this product and decided to try it before torturing her with a bath. After the first application there was a huge difference! After the second application, her dandruff is GONE. I'm dumbfounded. I dunno how, but it works wonders! She doesn't enjoy the sound of the spray, so it took two of us to get it on her, but by the second time she is getting more used to it and being a little more cooperative. We spray her down and then brush her. She is so soft and shiny! She finally looks healthy, and feels good to pet. I'm very thankful for this product. I don't have to be sad about my kitty anymore!" —Amber Steele

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49.

    4. A pack of Burt's Bees cat wipes for reducing dander and keeping your cats fresh between baths. They're pretty similar to the spray, so it's up to you which format your prefer using with your kitties.

    The wipes
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    Promising review: "Our son was having a lot of dander on his back near the base of his tail. We kept up the brushing but it wasn't going away. Looking at the reviews I decided to go for the dander wipes. Well I have used it twice and was blown away. His dander is pretty much all gone now. Plus his hair seems shinier and silkier after his brushing and using the wipes. Not to mention our baby boy looks just like the cat on the packaging. All around I will continue to buy these and use once a week or twice every two weeks to keep up his beautiful orange coat. Thanks Burt's Bees!" —Tom Cincotta

    Get a pack from Amazon for $6.49.

    5. A deshedding brush if your old brushes just aren't reaching your cat's undercoat and loosening their fur. This brush is specifically designed for medium and longhaired cats and can help reduce the frequency of hair balls.

    Reviewer photo of their fluffy, long-haired cat sitting by a large pile of fur that the brush removed
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    Promising review: "This thing is AMAZING. I think my cat lost three pounds the first time I used it on her. After 30 minutes of brushing going in five-minute increments with five-minute breaks in between, she birthed eight small kittens' worth of fur. It was a MESS. Luckily, I had the wherewithal to do this outside in the backyard, otherwise my house would've had tumbleweeds of fur blowing around for days. In subsequent brushings, she continued to produce so much hair that I worried this thing was going to make her bald. But after six weeks of brushing her weekly, she still had a perfectly healthy amount of fur, looked thinner, smoother, shinier, and seemed happier. It didn't irritate her skin at all, and my house is much less covered in fur now! AWESOME product!! I still only brush her outside, though!! How the heck do cats have SO MUCH FUR?!" —Jammie Bagnell

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95+ (available in two sizes).

    6. A arched self groomer brush that'll satisfy your cat's ceaseless demands for scritches. Just set it down in the living room and watch as your beloved babies leave you for its warm embrace.

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    Promising review: "My cat likes this a lot! He is timid and was afraid of it at first, but I put some of the catnip on it and a few of his favorite treats to entice him and show it was a good thing. I also rubbed my hands along the bristles and scratched the carpet on the base with my fingers a few times to catch his attention and show him what to do. Now he can be found relaxing on the base, rubbing his face and chin on the bristles, and going under the arch to brush his back and tail at any given time throughout the day. He has had some minor flaking from dry skin, but being able to groom himself using this product even when I'm not home has helped." —T. Jamie K

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    7. A self-cleaning brush for short-haired cats to delicately loosen knots and remove matted fur without earning you a sharp swipe from your kitty's paw.

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    Promising review: "I am a professional cat groomer and I use these almost every day. The push button is a new feature to Furminators and a very convenient one. It really saves time not having to stop and pull the fur out, one push and it falls right off. Also it's nice because of those kitties with dandruff or other yuck in their fur, can be brushed out without having to handle it as much. As a warning, Furminators have a blade in it (nothing that will cut your cat) but it will keep puling hair out until there's nothing left. You need to get a feel for when you've removed the undercoat (fluffy stuff) and stop before stripping too much top coat. From a professional who had been using these products since 2007, I can highly recommend them and though they may cost a bit more, it's worth every penny!" —Skedaddlin

    Get it from Amazon for $31.95

    8. A tube of allergy drops because your cat deserves relief from congestion, sneezing, watery eyes, and a runny nose. (Of course, we recommend seeing a vet if these symptoms persist as they could be symptoms of a sinus or nasal infection.)

    Reviewer's before and after photos showing the drops helped treat their cat's watery eyes and inflamed nose
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    Promising review: "This product came yesterday and we saw immediate results with our 15-year-old cat. She has had a chronic condition for several years — labored breathing, constant sneezing, and thick snot she tries to clear from one nostril. Our vet has told us that in old cats this condition is fairly normal and there is no 'magic bullet' that will treat it effectively. Yesterday we put five drops of this product in her wet food and she immediately stopped sneezing and blowing mucus. She seemed far less stressed and her breathing appears to be far less labored. We gave her a second dose yesterday afternoon and then another one this morning. In that time she has sneezed only once or twice...when before she was sneezing dozens and dozens of times each day. She is not blowing mucus...when before her nose was running constantly. I hope it works for your cat as well as it appears to be working for ours." —JHO

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    9. An ear treatment so you can say goodbye to buildup in your cat's ears and help prevent future inflammation and irritation. These ear drops are designed to protect against a variety of fungal and bacterial infections, like yeast and staph infections.

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    Promising review: "My cat is 9 years old and has had ear problems on and off all throughout her life: crazy amounts of earwax, always shaking her head, and scratching. Every year the vet gives me new ear drops for her to try and it would never solve the problem. My vet put my cat under and cleaned both of her ears. She said she was surprised my cat could even hear anything because of the amount of wax build up, but told me it didn't look like she had any ear mites. When I asked her what I can do to keep them clean she never really gave me a solution other than drops that didn't seem to work. A month later in January, I noticed the ear wax was coming back and decided to do some research. I came across these drops and decided to order them. I did exactly as the instructions said and my cat didn't seem to mind these and actually let me put these in her ears. I noticed a huge improvement while using them, the ear wax was slowly disappearing. Fast forward to July; I checked my cats ears today and NO WAX!!! NONE! This stuff is amazing. Seems like my cat had a yeast infection all along and treating her for mites and other things was making her ears worse. She is finally wax-free!!" —Olivia

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in two sizes).

    10. A pair of professional nail clippers for quickly trimming your cat's claws so cuddling is a little less painful. Reviewers say they're easy to control and at-home nail trims mean you don't have to subject yourself and your kitty to the stress of a trip to the groomer.

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    Promising review: "I have a new adult cat that I rescued who was scratching everything in sight. I ordered these and immediately sat her down to start work. I was terrified I was accidentally going to hurt her but it was so easy for both me and her!! I had to do one paw at a time because she started to squirm from being held still too long, but they worked great and I’m so happy with them!" —blushingsooner

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99

    11. A calming diffuser kit if you need help soothing your stressed cat. This is especially useful if your cat is having trouble adjusting to new surroundings or has separation anxiety.

    The plug-in diffuser
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    Each kit comes with a diffuser and refill. This diffuser emits pheromones, which triggers a cat's endocrine system to release calming chemicals. Cats naturally produce these same pheromones, so you don't have to worry about your cat getting into potentially toxic ingredients.

    Promising review: "We are undergoing a significant home remodel and repairs. I purchased this product days before to see if it would get us through. All of my cats have kept (keeping to date) their sanity, as much as to be expected with loud machinery in the home. We have portholes through several walls, so they can hide from room to closed room at choice. I believe this product is helping a great deal. Recommended." —inky

    Get it from Amazon for $22.70.

    12. A dental kit that'll make your cat's daily oral hygiene routine a breeze. Each kit comes with toothpaste, a toothbrush, and a finger brush.

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    Promising review: "After just two days of brushing his gum inflammation went down. My cat is not a fan of the toothbrush but he tolerates it. The bottom pic is before and the top is after (cat is 2.5 years old and had never had his teeth cleaned)." —Levi Karhoff

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    13. A set of clear couch protectors to protect your furniture from your cat's wrath. These self-adhesive pads blend in with your couch and chairs and can be cut to size.

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    Promising review: "Our cat was destroying the corner of our brand-new sectional, so I was excited to try these out. I didn’t want to try sprays or anything with pins that puncture the couches. I was a little worried about the quality of the adhesive, but the screen has been holding up and my cat no longer scratches that corner. There are plenty of screens in the package to add more if she finds a new spot." —NKakanis

    Get a pack of six for $14.98+ (also available in a pack of 10).

    14. A reversible cardboard scratcher lounge because it'll stand up to even the most enthusiastic kitty. (Your carpet thanks you!)

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    It also comes with catnip. These boards from Amazon are a cheaper alternative if your kitty loves scratching cardboard.

    Promising review: "I’m so happy I bought this!! I was skeptical so I almost didn’t buy it. I have four cats and they all love it!! My worst scratcher is Apollo; he’s torn up doors, walls, door jams, carpet, couches...just about everything you can think of and he even chews on furniture. He has completely stopped all of that now that he has this!! You can see how happy he is. In fact, once he decided he was willing to share the lounger (it took about two days of all-out war) they all use it and they all love it and use it daily. They like it so much they don’t use anything else. The lounger does leave cardboard pieces on the floor after they scratch it, but it’s worth it! I wish I would have purchased this sooner." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $49.95+ (available in two colors).

    15. A dry kibble so your kitty is getting everything they need from their food. This chicken-flavored mix is designed to keep your adult kitty at a healthy weight while supporting good digestive health and reducing hairballs.

    Infographic showing the benefits of the food
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    Promising review: "I have five cats eating this food and what I like about it is that my cats who need weight control can eat it, my petite 'queen of the hairballs can eat it,' as can my cats who need a regular diet. Everyone likes the taste and very little is left behind. It's much easier than buying three different bags of food." —Donna S.

    Get a seven-pound bag from Amazon for $24.99.

    16. A slow feeder if you have a fast eater. You can put the food in the center compartment to stimulate your kitty's foraging instincts and prevent binge eating, or place food on the rim so it's at a reachable height.

    Reviewer photo of their cat dipping its paw into the center compartment to grab food
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    Promising review: "Love this dish, but more importantly, the cat does. The cats really seem to enjoy the 'hunt.' It even works well with two cats, because they take turns reaching in rather than having to wait for the other to move." —James

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    17. A bag of hairball control cat treats for kitties who are prone to leaving you furry surprises. Ensuring your cat gets frequent brushings and has plenty of fresh water should also help reduce the frequency of their hairy hack-ups.

    The treats, which have a crunchy outside and soft inside
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    Promising review: "When Teddy Too comes home after hunting moles, he gets rewarded with these hairball treats. He loves the taste and I love the fact that it controls hairballs and helps with his slow digestion. Manx cats are prone to constipation and I find that if I give him 10 treats a day, he doesn't have as much trouble with constipation." —Janet M

    Get 12 bags from Amazon for $20.28.

    18. A pill pocket treat if your kitty can sniff out its medicine no matter how you try and hide it. It's a win-win here — you win because you no longer have to force a pill down your kitty's throat, and they win because they're getting a treat *and* their medicine.

    Reviewer photo of the pill pocket, which is smaller than a dime but moldable so it can fit larger pills in it
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    Each bag has approximately 45 pockets.

    Promising review: "These pill pockets make life so much easier! Saves a twice-a-day fight! It only takes a second to place the pills inside and pinch it shut. My cat loves the treat! In five months he's only managed to get the pill out of the treat once but I think it was the end of the bag when the treats may become less moist. Be sure to seal the bag well after using to keep the treats as fresh and pliable as possible. I can fit about two small pills max into each treat." —Melissa

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49 (available in three flavors).

    19. A purring cat toy that'll help calm your anxious kitty. This purple guy has a built-in purring mechanism so your feline can enjoy the sensation of curling up to another purring "cat." It also plays calming, comforting sounds.

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    Promising review: "Works like a charm! I recently found myself a cat mama of an abandoned week-old kitten. I bought this knowing she needed just something to cuddle up to in her bed. Turns out it basically hypnotizes her to sleep. She crawls to it, kneads it and eventually her meows turn to silence. I wish the purring lasted longer but for $10 it is a lifesaver. She's pooped on it a couple times so I've had to throw it in the washer and dryer minus the battery pack. It's held up great." —S Leytem

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    20. An automatic water fountain to encourage your picky cats to stay hydrated. Some cats hate drinking still water (long story short, it's a defense mechanism), so a fountain with running water may be more enticing.

    Reviewer photo of the fountain, which has a flower-shaped spout
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    Promising review: "Cats aren't prone to drinking enough water, and they also abhor getting their whiskers wet. This fountain, recommended by a friend, was a huge hit from the moment I set it up and solved both of those problems. My kitty now guzzles water any time she wishes, which is definitely more than before (and yay, I don't have to turn the sink on for her now, which was the only way she'd drink water). This is fantastic!" —Pgilly

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (also available in green).

    21. An organic cat grass-growing kit because it's fantastic for any fur babies who struggle with frequent hairballs as well as indoor cats who just want a taste of the outdoors. It's made from a blend of barley, flax, oat, and wheat seeds and is a safe source of vitamins and minerals.

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    Promising review: "As far as the flavor goes; the kitties seem to find it top notch! Was tall enough after only five days; but we held off for day six to make sure 'little destroyer' didn't pull it out by the roots! The cup opening keeps the shoots tight together unlike some you buy in the pet store. We couldn't be more pleased. We ordered a refill at the same time and plan to order again just to have two cups so my kids don't fight for position. No mold problems if you follow watering directions." —Kathleen M.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.97.

    22. An odor-eliminating spray so you can lift stains and odors fast. Each spray releases bacteria that feeds on the ammonia left behind after your pet's accidents, eliminating the urine completely and deterring your pet from peeing in the same spot again.

    The spray
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have six elderly cats, and a few of them oftentimes leave smelly pee puddles to register their disdain at whatever cats get 'peed off' about. It's not a litter box problem and, although I've caught one or two of them doing it, I can't blame them all. This product works great on fresh messes as well as dried ones. After blotting up fresh pee pods, I saturate the area with Rocco & Roxie's odor remover and let dry. For dried stinky stuff, I just saturate the area and let it dry. It has a pleasant odor and completely eliminates the ammonia odor. Believe me, I've tried all kinds of products, and this one works the best. I buy gallons now just to have on hand. It's better than smelling that awful pee!" —mona mia

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    Check out our in-depth review of Rocco & Roxie Professional Strength Stain & Odor Eliminator.

    23. A pack of stain-removing pads for tackling the inevitable messes that come with owning a pet. Pee? Check! Poop? Check! Vomit? Check! (You can even use them to clean up your wine spills.)

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    Promising review: "Having a pet and a teenage boy means I need these on hand all the time. They are excellent at picking up cat barf stains and soccer cleat mud tracks. Often I only need a small piece so I will cut one off and then put it in a baggie and use the rest later. They work very well and I highly recommend them. There's very rarely something they won't get out of the carpet, and we have off-white carpet." —Eddie Black

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $24.99.

    24. A scented clumping litter if you're tired of inhaling an ammonia-scented dust cloud after every single scoop. No more trying to hold your breath the whole time; this dust-free litter clumps together tightly so it won't crumble mid scoop and has 10-day odor control.

    The kitty litter
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have not found a better quality litter than this. I frequently travel on the weekends so my kitty, Darwin, stays at home. My house never smells of urine or feces when I come home. If you forget to clean the box after a few days, don't sweat it. The litter covers the scent wonderfully and it clumps quite well too. Darwin and I are so glad for Fresh Step." —Carly Moore

    Get a 14-pound box from Amazon for $8.88.

    25. A top entry litter box that'll keep the litter where it belongs: in the dang box and NOT all over your floors and carpet. It has a grooved lid to catch any litter that's attached itself to your cat's paws, plus it comes with scoop!

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    Promising review: "I LOVE this litter box. It comes with an adorable scooper and place to hang it, and the subtle color helps it blend in the the room without really screaming 'there’s poop in here.' It’s not only discreet, but it keeps my cat from making a mess as she leaves. I got one of the dome types last because after she finishes she feels the random urge to bolt from the litter like a ghost is after her. (Cats, amiiright?!) but not with this. She has to take her time and jump out. And what little litter she does track out is caught on the top piece that is so easy to remove and clean. And the price point is perfect too!" —Shelly B.

    Get it from Amazon for $26.98+ (available in four colors).

    26. An automatic litter box to end the stand off between your cat and its old litter box. Reviewers say that not only does it help reduce the frequency with which their kitties leave surprises *outside* the box, but it also helps reduce the amount of litter that gets tracked into the house. Also, no more scooping poop!

    Reviewer photo of their cat sitting in the box
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    Each litter box comes with a pre-portioned package of litter that you pour into the tray. It will start cleaning 20 minutes after it's detected that your cat has left the box. When the tray is full, simply remove it and dispose of it.

    Promising review: "I waited a solid three months before posting this review so I could get a good feel for this product. I wish I would have bought it sooner! This has been a lifesaver for me. I used to be able to smell the cat litter throughout the whole upstairs and there was clay litter dust ALL over the room it was in. Now, there is zero smell, zero mess and I barely have to do any work to upkeep it. It says it can last up to 21 days, I have found that to be the max for my cat, I will probably start changing it around 18 or 19 days. Changing out the tray refill is a little nasty because that's about the only time I can smell anything bad (and it's still not THAT bad). However it is nowhere near as nasty as scooping out the litter constantly. My cat took to it just fine, I swapped it out with the old cold turkey and there weren't any issues." —Brooke

    Get it from Amazon for $99.95+ (available in three styles).

    27. A broom for pet hair, because there's probably a ton of fur that's trapped in your carpet — and you can't even see it. It works just as well on wood and linoleum, with the rubber head working as a magnet to attract stray hairs. There's also a built-in squeegee for wiping up liquids or for cleaning glass. Plus, the handle extends from 36 to 60 inches so it can reach practically any mess.

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    Promising review: "I bought this broom based on the tons of great reviews and I am not disappointed. I love this broom! It is lightweight but sturdy. I have used it on tile floors and carpet and it does a great job of getting the pet hair, lint, and dirt. I like this so much better than our traditional push broom. It is very easy to clean after use just using my hand, unlike our old broom. It also has a telescoping handle so that you can adjust it to whatever height you need. There is also a squeegee for doing the house windows and the car windows. I highly recommend it." —Joyce V

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in two styles).

    28. A devastatingly effective handheld vacuum so you can suck up pet hair. It has a special rubber nozzle that picks up fur with ease, especially on hard-to-vacuum areas like stairs. There's no bag, so simply pop off the canister when you're done vacuuming and dump the contents in the trash.

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    Promising review: "Holy crap!! Are you skeptical when it comes to buying stuff online? ME TOO! That's why I figured all of these rave reviews were a crock of crap. I've seriously bought every kind of vacuum out there, including the Rumba, which is about as intelligent as a cotton swab. But I have four cats and a golden retriever, so I was getting desperate! I believe the saying is… a picture is worth a thousand words. Check mine out (above)! Of note — the 'before' picture was taken of my dog's bed AFTER it went through the washer and dryer. Look at all of that left-behind hair!!! And the 'after' picture was taken after only THREE MINUTES spent vacuuming her bed. I. Am. SOLD! BTW, I've NEVER taken the time to review a product before, just FYI." —Luka Chan

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99+ (available with or without filter).

    29. A pet hair remover for anyone who's tired of getting fur all over their clothes. Roll it over your couch, bed, favorite blanket, you name it, and watch it lift the fur away. See, we can own nice things!!

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    Promising review: "Where has this been all my cat-loving life? Sticky rollers work fine for clothes, but this is the only product that has ever COMPLETELY removed all the cat hair from my bed. I have a long-haired 20-pound tabby and if you run your hands up his back a few times and fling the hair everywhere, it looks like it's snowing — he never stops shedding no matter what I do. After using the ChomChom, I can put on a black dress and roll around on my bed and not get a single hair on me. It's absolutely amazing. Everyone is getting one for Christmas, even if they don't have a pet. I don't care, it's THAT good." —Stephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    30. An air purifier if cat fur is irritating your allergies. Not only will it cleanse the air and suck up pet dander, but reviewers say it also does a fantastic job getting rid of funky cat smells.

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    Promising review: "I bought this for my daughter to use. She had recently moved and was having to keep the cat's litter box in her bedroom, and even with cleaning it every day she was having issues with smell. I sent this to her and she claims it works miracles. She no longer smells litter box in her room!" —Stefi

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99 (available in two colors).

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